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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Aug 18, 2011 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Victim or the Crime

Grateful Dead " philosophy" (wordsmith I ain't) has always intrigued me. Especially lyrics to "Victim" "Throwing Stones", "BTW" ..etc. I always thought the Dead were one of the few bands that could actually integrate Songs relative with the "politics" of the time they were written but yet its still relative 35 years later. "Stones" is a totally '80s tune and so is "Victim". Just as "BTW" is a 60's hitchhiker tune it could have been releases today and mean just the same. Just wondering if anyone else has thoughts about this or any songs that you think are poignant "politically" or otherwide regardless of the era it was released/written.. I know that no Grateful Dead band member /lyricist did not write "Throwing Stones" but Gerrit Grahm http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0334057/). Thank God for the Grateful Dead.


Anyways

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime

While I pretty much can't stand either tune they do both have neat lyrics. Similar with their emphasis on the wrongs of society and the like. I care more about the music personally, so lyrics are second or third to me. I will say its cool to hear the dead sing songs that have a bit more "meaning" to them and almost a call for change, in a way...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 18, 2011 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: political lyrics

"More" meaning? Hmmmm, which has more meaning: Mountains of the Moon or Standing on the Moon?

I'm always drawn to the sound and feel of music before lyrics -- great lyrics won't interest me if the music doesn't -- though bad lyrics can definitely get in the way for me.



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Poster: Crazy Otto Date: Aug 18, 2011 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime

I would say U.S. Blues is still pretty relevant today.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 18, 2011 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime

http://tinyurl.com/3mp3gj5

http://tinyurl.com/3ws5zat

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 18, 2011 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime

Thanks Micah,the Lord Protect My Child was impressive.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Aug 18, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime - Oh Lord Protect My Child

I discovered this Susan Tedesschi version a while ago; you may know it already (there's a nice bottleneck guitar solo; is it her or Derek Trucks?):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRbZDqwr2Cg&;playnext=1&list=PL40BA1893713F7080

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 18, 2011 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim or the Crime - Oh Lord Protect My Child

That is also a good version WillCo,I had never heard it.I don't know a lot of her stuff,but I really like Susan.I think that is Derek playing dobro on that track.